Columnists

My Favorite People… Mormon Apostle And The Apache Kid

Issue 23.09

The late Bart Anderson was a storyteller and his favorite stories were of the history of Dixie. In his honor we will be printing past articles of his that tell the stories of his adopted home.

June 5th, 2009 | Category: Bart Anderson | Leave a comment

My Favorite Places… Dixie Is My Favorite Place

Among the many interesting accounts of the journey down to Dixie during the 1860s, is that of Elizabeth Walker. In her diary she said: “that when they reached the south end of the Great Salt Lake Valley, the Captain of the company went through all the wagons […]

My Favorite Stories…The Field Cannon Of The Black Hawk War

The chief value of cannon during the “Black Hawk War” must have been psychological. They were used to raise the morale of the settlers and depress that of the Native American Indians, who could see the danger to themselves of an attack in force sufficiently compact to […]

My Favorite Places …Voices On The Air

He was hearing a myriad of sounds…voices, murmurs and whispers, but there was no one around. The next story comes from the 1870s. This was the time that large timbers were being freighted from Mount Trumbull to St. George for use in the building the Temple. Over […]

My Favorite Places… The Houdini Of St. George

The late Bart Anderson was a storyteller and his favorite stories were of the history of Dixie. In his honor we will be printing past articles of his that tell the stories of his adopted home.

It was on Thursday, December 30, […]

My Favorite Places…Trails Of The North Rim Of The Grand Canyon

The southern apex of the Kaibab Plateau is within the boundaries of the Grand Canyon National Park . The Native Indian word “Kaibab” means “Mountain Lying Down.” Some 30 miles south of Jacob Lake on Arizona Road 67 is the boundaries of the Grand Canyon. This road winds though ponderosa pines with periodical […]

My Favorite Stories…Daniel Bonelli

In the history of Southern Utah and Southern Nevada, Daniel Bonelli should be listed among the greatest men who made history in the Southlands. Bonelli, a Swiss emigrant, had joined the Mormon Church in Europe. He crossed the plains to Utah and suffered the trials of those early Swiss pioneers. In Brigham Young’s […]

My Favorite Stories…The Hurricane Canal Took 11 Years To Complete

On August 6, 1904, five or six wagon-loads of citizens gathered on the Hurricane Bench to witness a dirty stream of water pour life onto the desert soil of southwestern Utah. The event marked the culmination of eleven years of tedious manual labor by some of the remnants of Brigham Young’s Cotton Mission […]

My Favorite Places…Harrisburg, UT

In 1859, Moses Harris led a small band of Mormon settlers to where Quail Lake now stands. Although farmers there depended upon the meager flow of Quail and Cottonwood creeks, the settlement grew rapidly, and had a population of 240 people by 1866. A church was built and there was a school attended […]

My Favorite People…Belle Starr

A woman on the opposite side of the law than Annie Oakley was Belle Starr, famous Wild West Woman. Myra Belle Smiley Starr, was born in 1848, in Carthage, MO. She was well educated and excelled at many school subjects. Her father was a wealthy innkeeper and her mother was related to the […]